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NTIA Ex Parte Comments on Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment

Docket Number: 
WC Docket No. 17-84
October 31, 2017

NTIA, as the President’s principal adviser on domestic and international telecommunications policies, and on behalf of federal agency purchasers of telecommunications services, respectfully comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in this proceeding. NTIA supports the Commission’s proposals for streamlining the section 214 process by which Title II-regulated carriers may discontinue service. We suggest ways to ensure that the discontinuance and copper retirement processes can accommodate the needs of federal communications users.